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Little Italy San Jose - Italian Museum - Cultural Center - Donate - Historic

Little Italy San Jose has completed construction on our Cultural Center & Museum and needs your help as we continue to raise funds needed for our exhibits and programming.

We sincerely appreciate all donations to Little Italy San Jose!

Did you know that your generosity has the potential to be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled? Check to see if your employer offers a matching gift program!


Little Italy is looking for donations of items for our permanent exhibits in the Little Italy Museum & Cultural center

Valley of Heart's delight -  Vintage signs, equipment, labels, merchandise and historical photos.

Venice (Venezia) - Venetian Masks, Murano Glass and paintings of Venice

Florence (Firenze) - Renaissance Art and Ceramics from Florence

Sicily (Sicilia) - Sicilan Carts  (Model Sizes), Sicilian Art & Paintings.

Cucina Italiana - Paintings, kitchenware and traditional decor for an Italian Kitchen

Cucina Italiana Sponsorship

Please consider being a sponsor of our Cucina Italiana  fundraising campaign to add cabinets, countertops, a restaurant hood and kitchen appliances to our Italian Museum and Cultural Center.  We appreciate your support of  our effort to promote and preserve our Italian Heritage through cooking classes and events highlighting the flavors of Italy and the and many unique cuisines that are present in each region

Charitable gift planning is a special way to ensure that your legacy reflects the ideas and values you cherish most. By including the Little Italy San Jose Foundation in your estate planning, you will make a lasting contribution to the Little Italy San Jose Cultural Center & Museum and leave a meaningful legacy of your family or business for the Italian American community and the Little Italy San Jose business district.. There are a variety of options for making a planned gift to the Foundation. Your gift can be tailored to meet the future needs of your family, while also reducing state and federal income taxes.

A charitable gift should be discussed with your attorney and tax adviser to best meet the needs of your financial situation.



Consider designating the Little Italy San Jose Foundation, Inc. as a beneficiary in your will or trust. You can leave a specific amount, a specific asset, or a percentage of your residual estate. It is also possible to name the Foundation as a primary or secondary beneficiary of life insurance plans or qualified retirement plans, such as IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) plans. Retirement accounts are especially advantageous to leave to the Little Italy San Jose Foundation, as individuals inheriting these assets must pay ordinary income tax, or possibly, estate tax. Cash gifts can reduce your adjusted gross income by as much as 50 percent. All charitable bequests qualify for tax deductions.

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